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Matsuyama Castle

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Address: Marunouchi, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 89-921-4873
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One of the highest spot in town and a perfect place to see sunset and sun dawn. Though a bit touristy but surely one of the 'must visit' places in Matsuyama.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

One of the highest spot in town and a perfect place to see sunset and sun dawn. Though a bit touristy but surely one of the 'must visit' places in Matsuyama.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

it's a beautiful place, we can see matsuyama city overall. awsome!!!! and this trip is an amazing experience because I have been try a warrior costume. but when I there sakura flower has not appeared. #jepangnyatuhdisini

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited the castle by climbing the track on the western side. Afterwards, we walked back down by the Eastern track under the cable car. The castle gave superb city and regional views. After paying the Y510 admission fee we toured the castle building and towers. The descriptive displays were thorough and informative. This is one of the best self... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The castle is located on top of a hill. The castle itself was wonderful with old structures in tact. Beautiful wood works can be observed on the main keep. Museum exhibits were almost like any other castle museums. The view of the castle, grounds and Matsuyama City is breath taking. Good value and worth spending time exploring the castle grounds.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Picturesque castle overlooking the city of Matsuyama. We found the museum to be quite interesting too. It's well worth taking time to really explore the castle grounds, though we moved pretty quickly to avoid getting caught in rain that day (which prevented us from seeing more of the gardens, for example). On a sunny day, this would be a wonderful... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A very enjoyable time spent at Matsuyama castle. We paid park at a private parkade near by and took the chairlift up and down. Though this is only a means of getting to the castle...mit was really enjoyable. We spent 2.5 hours here slowly admiring the castle and taking in its history. Visitors can don the old fedural lord's attire... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A truly memorable visit. I had over 3 hours exploring the grounds and visiting the main castle buildings, staff were most helpful lending me an umbrella and saving me from getting soaked in the torrential rain. Great value food at the castle restaurant. Great views over the city. Excellent value

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Newport Gwent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Take your time and see everything at the Castle and the grounds. Give yourself at least three hours to do it justice.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Having visited two or three other "castles" in Japan, the question was whether or not to take the tour of the Matsuyama castle. Overall we think it was worth it. Wonderful views over the city, well preserved (though was rebuilt in the 1800s after a major fire), and well designed displays with good English signage. Matsuyama doesn't have a lot... More 

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Gullane, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Occasionally in Japan you come across a place where the visitor information in English is well written. This is the case in Matsuyama Castle. The castle is easy to access and mostly original with decent displays inside on its history. Must see if in Matsuyama.

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